Plan B

Up until today, the Real Revo has been about arresting the growth in government meddling in our lives and an attempt the prevent statists from organizing America into a government centered society.

On Tuesday, that effort failed when the other half of the nation out voted us. They said that they disagree with us and that they want more, not less, government in their lives. They want that control in our lives too. The thing is, we don’t have to roll over and accept it.

There are two Americas and they are divided, not geographically, but ideologically. The other America is made up of those who want a federal bureaucracy in their homes and in their heads. This week, they voted for a heavy hand holding the other end of their short leash. The economy saw its shadow and has gone back to sleep for four years.

So here is what we are going to do. Rather than focusing everyday on politics, we are going bring it closer to home and make it more practical. We are going to discuss ways to live free in occupied America. The Revo is now real and we are Revoistas.

Of course we are going to talk survival and prepping, but there is going to be much more than that. We are going to talk about how to minimize the statists’ role in our lives even if there is no zombie pocky-lips. We are going to talk homeschooling and home remedies. We are going to talk mechanics and gardening. We are going to talk cooking and carpentry. We are going to talk banking and gunsmithing.

We are going to talk about tax loopholes and ways to get around Obamacare mandates. We are going to talk food prep and how to stretch a budget. We will talk about economizing in a hard economy and where to invest. We will discuss businesses that are with us and those that are against us. We will talk entertainment and recreation.

We will still talk politics, but we are no longer going to focus on the dumb shit Debbie Wasserman Shultz or Chris Matthews say. They don’t matter. What matters is our ability to live free like the Founders intended in the brave new world that seems to be our future. We will talk about the news and how it affects us and what we can do to minimize negative effects and live free.

We aren’t going to talk about violence or civil wars. We aren’t going to advocate illegal activities. We are going to talk about doing our best, within the law, to live free lives in what is now, at best, a semi-free country.

If everyone is in agreement, I would like to add new cob-loggers. I know some of you regulars have information to share. Let’s get you signed up. We need all hands.

So, what do you think? A new more practical, hands on Real Revo for a new, less free America. Tools, tips and talk that you can use. Thoughts?

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80 Responses to Plan B

  1. Matt says:

    Good stuff, RD–looking forward to it.

  2. fubar says:

    EXCELLENT!

    I actually had been scaling my cruising of the interwebz for the rage inducing articles that we were perusing as of late, because well, it’s not constructive.

    this is so much better.

  3. notamobster says:

    I’m in.

    I, like you and most Revoistas, am a news junkie – so my news stories won’t change, but I will incorporate the new mission directive.

    You know, years back I said that Barack Obama would be the best thing to happen to the United States in a hundred years. I still believe that to be the case. Unfortunately, most Americans haven’t yet been convinced.

    The utter ruin he will bring (unless he hard-pivots to center), will wake a whole bunch of people up. It’s a shame that so many will have to hurt, for people to wake up.

    Let the thwarting & subversion begin.

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    We aren’t a nation of land or blood. A Frenchman is always French, no matter what government he is living under. France changes governments more often than they change underwear.

    We aren’t like that. We are a nation of ideas. It is these ideas that define us. America cannot be America without American ideals.

    The Founders saw Americans as individualistic, self-reliant, modest in their national ambitions, suspicious of the passions of the masses and in need of little from any sort of central bureaucracy. That America still exists. It is, however, made up of maybe 100 million people spread from coast to coast.

    Since we aren’t a nation of blood and land but a nation of ideas, the America the Founders envisioned still exists. It is a strong, proud nation of 100 million people at risk of being dominated by maybe 200 million people who aren’t really Americans; at least not Americans as the Founders imagined.

    Still, here we are. Outnumbered but not dominated. We are the real America. We carry the torch if American ideas. There are tens of millions of us and do not have to just give in to the people who want to take this country and turn it into something it was never intended to be.

  5. A Guy says:

    I’ve been around this blog a lot longer than some may know. I’ve changed user names a few times over the years as I’ve moved, changed computers, ect..

    I dig this idea. I’ve always enjoyed the occasional survivalist posts, and think expanding that idea to help make readers self sufficient/reliable is a great idea.

    Hear, Hear!!

  6. fubar says:

    this will be, as what we farmers call it

    “separating the wheat from the chaff”

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    Nota: By all means, keep posting the news. I expect to do that too. I just don’t want to do it like a campaign anymore. We know the moonbats are moonbats. Another video of Chris Matthews acting like an idiot isn’t really of interest to me.

    There are threats out there. We should talk about the looming debt ceiling crisis and the fiscal cliff. We should talk about threats abroad and how they affect us at home. By all means, post the news.

  8. notamobster says:

    I would like to have a page added to increase community input, RD. For those who don’t wish to become cob-loggers but would like to contribute occasionally, or update us on their “steps taken toward self-sufficiency”.

    Something like “Revoista Updates”. We could establish some guidelines

    for example:

    * ‘my latest attempt at’…
    * tax-avoidance strategies
    * How you’re becoming more self-sufficient

    and move anything that doesn’t fit to it’s appropriate location.

    Does this idea make any sense? Seems to not be coming out right.

  9. TN-Cat says:

    I love the direction. That is exactly where my head has been the last few days.

    Would be happy to contribute in any way.

  10. R.D. Walker says:

    I guess I don’t see Plan B as a radical change to the blog so much as a change in how we think about the blog.

    Americans, as we define the term, do not control the government and may never do so again. That doesn’t mean that America ceases to exist. We are here and we are strong. We are just outnumbered.

    If we stayed on Plan A, which was about gaining control of government, we would be tilting against windmills… futility beating our heads against a wall. We lost. We need to accept that and fall back to our secondary position.

    Our secondary position is the preserve the nation of ideas that is still strong – tens of millions strong! We will not suddenly turn into poodles on strings because of the results of some damned election.

    Our rights aren’t granted by the government! They are ours and are they are from God. Obama cannot “fundamentally transform America” even if he does pull the levers of government. America exists outside of government. It is in a hundred thousand corners of this land and it lives on.

    We are a people united by ideals that go back to the Founding. We are the American loyalists and we are not defined by the government.

    Let’s stop focusing on controlling the government. That boat has sailed without us. Let’s focus on preserving America.

  11. R.D. Walker says:

    Again – and I want to be very clear – this isn’t about a revolution or a resistance movement or secession or anything illegal. This is about discussing the tools and tips to live free come what may. We will not advocate violence or criminal activity. It won’t be tolerated.

  12. Woodface says:

    I’m a fan no matter what you guys talk about. I drop by almost every day, often multiple times for my daily dose of sanity.

    On a semi-related note, I watched Bill Whittle’s Stratosphere Lounge last night on youtube. It was about an hour and a half long (1:27:13) Usually I don’t have the time for the lounge, but this one was pretty good. If you have the time I recommend it. It’s the one called “A New Beginning…”

    He is kind of on the same page. If you can’t beat em, work around them.

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    I like that. That is exactly what I am talking about. “If you can’t beat them, work around them.”

    We are smarter, more resourceful and harder working. We will stay one step ahead of the statists.

  14. Woodface says:

    GOD help me the day I wake up and am too diminished to outwit the federal government.

    It’s like playing chess with a monkey.

  15. R.D. Walker says:

    So cob-loggers: keep posting the news. That is fine.

    It is just that we aren’t in campaign mode any more. We are free people living in a nation in which people who do not share our fundamental values control the levers of power.

  16. notamobster says:

    Again – and I want to be very clear – this isn’t about a revolution or a resistance movement or secession or anything illegal. This is about discussing the tools and tips to live free come what may. We will not advocate violence or criminal activity. It won’t be tolerated.

    Hopefully, nothing I said was construed as such.

    ‘Tax-avoidance’ is completely legal and is the responsibility of all free people who wish to keep their money. That’s why I (used to) pay an accountant.

  17. notamobster says:

    Oh, and what about the page idea? Any thoughts?

  18. cornbread says:

    I would certainly liked to be more involved. This has to be a grass roots movement and this is about as grassrooted as the internet can get. I like the direction.

  19. R.D. Walker says:

    You said nothing of the sort Nota. I just know that these sort of discussions have a tendency to veer off toward revolution talk.

    I will add something similar to Off Topic Nota. It will be at the top. I would still be open to some of our long standing and willing regulars making the jump to cob-logger. They all have stuff to add.

  20. R.D. Walker says:

    The Revo has hundreds of daily lurkers who are largely silent. Please, I would like to hear from some of you today. What do you want to hear from the Real Revo in the brave, new world?

  21. Slaphappypap says:

    I’d like to start.

    Yesterday, I had to sign up for medical insurance. Before we had multiple choices in carriers and in cost. Now, they gave us two. I won’t name the insurance companies nor will I give it up. Now, is the time to start doing homework to get around this ball and chain of Obamacare.

  22. DarthJay says:

    Love the idea, RD. And I think you could very easily split the blog posts out into categories to consolidate information into silos so it can be found easier. Finances, Homeschooling, Hunting, Survival, News, etc. Got some ideas for some great themes and plugins to help with that kind of stuff if you’re interested…

  23. notamobster says:

    I hereby nominate DJ as the first future cob-logger to answer the call of duty.

    What say you, DJ?

  24. Hill.24 says:

    All,
    I have been a follower of The Real Revo Blog for years… many of you don’t know me, I have only posted a comment once or twice. I’m not a great writer and have trouble putting thoughts to words, however many of your posts reflect exactly how I feel and I wanted to thank you all for your hard work. I am on a quest to become self-sufficient. I have recently purchased a “mini farm” consisting of 10.5 acres that is close enough to the city but still out far enough to be “country” and look forward to sharing idea’s. have you considered adding ftp capabilities to the site? We could then share any digital media we may have that pertains to the homesteading/Zombie pocky-lips prepping lifestyle.

  25. DarthJay says:

    I’d be totally up for that!

    Will put together a listing of categories I’d like to see in a bit. Gotta get ready for work now as I’m running late due to an upset stomach and fear of a crappy next 4 years.

    New blog direction gives me peace. :D

  26. Locke n Load says:

    See, now THERES the RD I met for breakfast years ago :)
    This will take some getting used to but its what we have to do, we have families to look out for. We have to keep the flame burning for that day when we CAN retake the country, we have to prepare our family and friends for the seige.

    The philosophy that defined and created the American Idea isn’t transient. Those truths ARE Self Evident damnit. We cannot let it be ‘edumacated’ out of our bloodstreams.

  27. Rockheim says:

    I’m in and I’ll contribute and help in any way that I can.. Can’t wait to see how this shakes out :)

  28. R.D. Walker says:

    I have a mission for DarthJay that starts with getting this blog under control and reformatting things to give us more flexibility. More on that to follow. I will be contacting you with the keys to the kingdom in the coming days, DJ.

  29. R.D. Walker says:

    I feel like we have begun to act and feel like victims. That we are passive agents to be manipulated by the state. That needs to change. We aren’t victims. We are the masters of our own destiny.

  30. Greg B says:

    It will be hard to shift gears after fighting for freedom the last four years. Even if only joining the battle with words.
    But I’m way on board. I know I’ll learn a great deal. Hopefully I can help others as well.

  31. Hammer says:

    Like so many others have written, I drop by this site daily, often multiple times, for as someone above called “a daily dose of sanity”. I have commented only a few times over the years, as others always seem to have already said what I wanted to say, and much more elloquently than I could.

    I am totally in, and will henceforth contribute in any way I possibly can, and I look forward to learning what I can from the rest of the Revoistas.

    Thanks to ALL of you, for thinking like I do, and providing a haven for the insanity that surrounds all of us.

  32. vamd says:

    Infrequent commenter but i check in to the site several times a day. I think the direction you suggest is not only common sense, but speaks to the deeper bond that is shared by those who frequent this site: what the idea of America and being an American really mean. It also reflects the inherent positive attitude that is at the heart of all of us. No bitching and moaning, move straight ahead. I will try to contribute where I can.

  33. R.D. Walker says:

    “It will be hard to shift gears…”

    Yeah, I know. We have patterns here. It is hard to change. I really don’t know for sure how this will shake out. I just know these things for sure.

    1) We lost the election and the statists are ascendant. I allowed myself to believe that 2008 was a fluke and, now that Americans had seen what Obama is, they would send him back to Chicago as fast as they could. I was wrong. I was stunned this week to find out so many of the people in this country want more of Obama. I spent the day yesterday getting my head around that. It is a major change in my thinking.

    2) We can put no faith in John Boehner and the House Republicans, for in them is no salvation.

    3) It isn’t productive right now to talk about changing the government or changing what it will or won’t do. That is out of our hands.

    4) Therefore, we need to talk about how the government will attempt to shape our lives and how to minimize that effect.

    5) We aren’t weak. We are strong. We aren’t victims. We are in control of our own lives.

    What does it all mean? This blog had to change. It no longer makes sense to spend a lot of time talking about how to change the federal government. That, for the foreseeable future, is futile. We need to talk about how the federal government is going to attempt to change us and how we resist that attempt.

    So everyone should still post what they want to post. Post news. Post politics. But change your attitude. It isn’t our government. It is their government. We are free agents who are compelled to obey the law but not to help them or make it easy for them.

    Go Galt. Homeschool. Refuse to hire. Exploit their programs. Rent seek. Whatever. We are smarter, more resourceful and will stay one step ahead of them and we will do it within the law.

    That is Plan B.

  34. AW Mens says:

    As you already know RD I’m totally aligned with the new directional subtleties you’ve outlined. There is nothing particularly productive about constantly focusing on or spectating on predictable fools.
    I do relish the idea of talking about how I can better live free with other people I know are free men and women in their souls. I relish the idea of interacting with people I respect because of the core of their character. The Revo (peaceable and lawful) IS real for people like us.

    And thanks Woodface.

    “GOD help me the day I wake up and am too diminished to outwit the federal government”.

    Consider that line stolen.

  35. sortahwitte says:

    I’m in.

    The 24 hours of grief and denial are over. It’s still OUR country. Those who believe like us are the ones the founding fathers hoped for. There are givers and takers and for the present this nation is occupied by the takers. Will the trend be for us to fall further into the minority? It disgusts me, but it is not relevant. As long as there is a remnant, we will be free.

    Drive on. There it is.

  36. Diesel says:

    I am a multiple times a day lurker. I occasionally comment but mostly enjoy like minded peoples points of view. You are heading in the right direction. I always enjoy the practical ideas from the many astute contributors to this resource. After all we’ve been through I need a break from this ugly political season. Keep up the good work and God bless the United States of America.

  37. RUDE JUDE says:

    Count me in. I just hope I can control the anxiety of what’s to come in the next four years. I thought about not watching or listening to the news anymore. I’m happy to have The Real Revo here to help guide all of us. Thank you!

  38. MadBrad says:

    We must use our time, energy and resources in a productive manner. Anything less is self destructive.

    Try to imagine having to abandon a sinking boat several miles from shore in rough water and there are several other people in the water with you. What are you going to talk about? Will you talk about the mechanical issues of the sunken vessel? Are you going to talk about who is responsible for the situation? That would be entirely stupid and self destructive.

    More productive discussion would be focused on how to make flotation devices out of whatever debris is on hand as well as clothing items. You would talk about swimming toward shore in the most efficient manner. You would talk about how the wind and the current are affecting your swim.

    We are in survival mode now. We have to adapt or drown. It’s as simple as that.

  39. BarbaCat says:

    Wonderful insight, R.D.

    Have you read Daniel Greenfield’s post for today? It’s time to regroup:

    http://tinyurl.com/bf9ox6c

  40. Dusty says:

    This is a awesome take off! When others are fretting this excellent blog will be moving ahead with ideas to make life a bit more fun and hopefully easier. I whole hearted agree let’s move on with the positive!

  41. Jim22 says:

    I’m in.

    I was almost convinced that RD would shut the blog down. I’m glad to see he is more of a fighter than that.

    The years ahead will be difficult. I know it. Every one here knows it. It will be difficult on so many fronts – economically, socially, and human rights. We have to expect infringements on these and others that I am not prescient enough to imagine at this time.

    There are other sites doing just what RD outlined in his Plan B. The ones I’m talking about are not supporting revolution. There are sites out there whose writers support, and even promote violence and violent overthrow. They are losers. This site has never gone there. That’s why I keep coming back.

  42. John B. says:

    Sounds good! FWIW my brother-in-law is an herbalist. I could relay questions or talk to him about putting together some articles if anyone is interested.

  43. R.D. Walker says:

    “I was almost convinced that RD would shut the blog down.”

    I would be lying if I din’t admit that, around 11:30 Tuesday night, it didn’t cross my mind.

  44. AW Mens says:

    Going Galt lite.
    I think I can handle that.

  45. BigJimTX says:

    RD, I like where you are going with this. I think that this community has much to offer one another and that is what we should focus on. I plan to stay committed to this site and to bring any knowledge or insight I may have to offer.

    I think the importance of explicitly stating that this site is not about violence or some sort of upcoming coup is absolutely paramount.

    Thank you to all who make this site what it is. To me, it is a great place to discuss issues with intelligent, like-minded individuals. This site helps me to maintain some sort of sanity.

  46. alice says:

    Hi, I wrote to you guys about six months ago to tell you I visit frequently and really enjoy REVO.

    I had the wind knocked out of me Tuesday and yesterday and even woke up this morning thinking that Obama has the potential of appointing two Supreme Court justices.

    I am a total DIY person and a professional cabinetmaker and I’d love to share what I know.

    Onward

  47. fubar says:

    @alice

    WELCOME!

  48. Buzzdaddy says:

    RD and everyone else who contibutes here, thank you for the wisdom, insight, and sanity you all share.

    And, MadBrad the sinking boat is a kickass analogy. That’s right where we’re at for now.

    I appreciate the positive, constructive new direction and am looking forward the new Revo.

  49. Z says:

    Great move. We must adapt. Z is in, and looking forward to learning and contributing.

  50. slinger says:

    This sounds great RD! As many of you may have noticed, my comments have dropped off significantly over the past 6 months or so. I am still a Revo junkie though, and I always come back for my fix multiple times a day. The new format will keep me coming back for more.

    As a single-income family with three kids, we have learned a few ways of saving money. While we were going through the adoption process (our son is now home with us BTW), we learned a few more ways to cut corners.

    My wife is really the cog that makes it all work. She does everything from teaching homeschool to cutting my hair … saves us a couple hundred dollars a year … was a bit of a strain on our marriage at first though :-)

    I like Nota’s idea of having topic repositories for us to post quick and useful tidbits.

  51. Greg B says:

    “You adapt. You improvise. You overcome.”

    I must say, I find myself thinking this will be very good. Not just for me, but this group of individuals as a whole.
    Camaraderie with rational mostly like minded people is a boon to the soul.
    Not only sharing info on serious matters, but maybe even frivolous stuff.
    Example: books, music, films.
    The stuff for the in between times that we use to relax.
    Christ I think I sound like a frikkin hippie.

  52. James says:

    I don’t think our children will be able to live freely, but I think it’s possible for us to live the remainder of our lives in relative comfort.

    Our biggest asset is we know it’s coming. The dummies who dominated the vote have no clue. They won, and they think now that those pesky capitalists who stand between them and “their stuff” are gone, there will be a new era of prosperity for them. The growing debt, Greece, and all that other news has not been internalized by them, and is just “noise.”

    The major transition is coming, and there is at most a few year window to place our ducks before oppressive restrictions prohibit us. It will be too late for those who “won.”

    The goal is to be prepared before the cliff, prosper afterwards, while the clueless Takers endure hardship they created. That is how we “win.”

  53. BigJimTX says:

    Kumbaya Greg.

  54. jacksonsdad says:

    Woodface…. “It’s like playing chess with a monkey.”

    Thanks for the belly-laugh!

    Slinger… I haven’t paid for a haircut since May 1989. My boys are 5 and 7 (and homeschooled) and they’ve never had a ‘paid-for’ haircut. I did the math one time and (even with $10-plus-tip haircuts) it came to at least 5 G’s. I’ve gone through a half dozen Wahl trimmers in that time and electricity isn’t free (but neither is the gas to get to the barber so I’d say that’s a wash) but I’d say we save AT LEAST $300/yr on haircuts. Now if I could just get my wife to let me cut hers…

    RD… you know I’m with you bro. I won’t be giving out advice on homeschooling as I am pretty unorthodox in my methods… what you might call ‘an experiment’ in debunking some of the myths that IMO put our public schools on the wrong path. My boys are great and the results speak for themselves but … let’s just say I’m out on a limb and in no position to advise anyone to join me.

    I may, however, have something to offer in the area of First Aid/ Emergency Medicine. I was a lifeguard as a teenager and a paramedic in my 20′s. A lot has changed since then but I still speak the language and will gladly research any questions that may arise.

    As far as stretching a dollar I can say that BLEACH is probably the best bang-for-the-buck that I can imagine. Besides glass cleaner and good ol’ soap and water it’s the only cleaning product I use.

  55. colomtn says:

    Everyday lurker with a comment now and then.

    I like the new direction. It does no good to sit around complaining. As some one much smarter than me once said, when fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade.

  56. Eddie Willers says:

    I look forward to increasing my knowledge of self sufficiency. It’s time to commit or quit. I and my family are all in.

  57. SemperFi says:

    Greg B stated it simply and correctly with only one minor change from my perspective…

    “WE adapt. WE improvise. WE overcome.”

    Ooh Fuckin’ Rah!

    Nobody is in this alone and some of the largest battles have been fought and won without a single shot fired.

    I’m in for the win.

  58. BaconNeggs says:

    Great idea RD, but its sad in a way, that America have changed so much, that it has come to this.

    Unfortunately, I have seen this same thing happening in the UK little by little over the years, huge demographic and ethnic and ethical changes, starting in cities like London, to such an extent, its like visiting a foreign country.

    The new migrants and their urban socialist host of moochers, with little aspirations beyond what the government at all levels can do for them.

    The country of Adam Smith and John Mills, is now a wishy washy socialist wasteland where even the ruling so called “Conservative Party” have jumped the shark as it tries so hard to “appeal” and are now little more than rinsed out socialists and EU Statists.

    I can see other American Conservatives following similar plan B’s and “opting out” to starve the beast of the monies it need to survive.

    In fact I was just reading Anne Barnhardt’s blog, which mentions some of the steps she is taking in her fight against the deadly infection of Obama Statism and the IRS.

    I think you have done a fantastic job and the Real REVO have put up a brave fight for Real America and its values.
    I have learned a lot from listening to many people here. Keep up the good fight.

  59. JenR says:

    I like it! I consider this my online family and I’m happy to share info that I have and learn from all of you as well.

  60. Locke n Load says:

    Jen! haven’t heard from you in a long while.. glad yer still out there

  61. JenR says:

    I’m here! I’ve been reading the blog daily but haven’t had much to contribute lately. I will do so more now with the new direction.

  62. Scrogg1 says:

    I too have been a lurker. Using this site to maintain my sanity. I want thank everyone on this site for everything posted. Many people have expressed my feelings much better than I.
    I am in and anything I can do to help I will.

  63. Doc says:

    Great Plan, R.D., & Thank You for allowing me here. I just got my “Gunsite” calander for 2013. ALL class dates, some in Indiana & Tennessee, are listed. I’ll post that info tomorrow.

  64. Roy Ryder says:

    I’ve been up to my cheeks in work and depression from Tuesday, but I’m glad I finally made it back down the forum. This is an excellent, proactive way of handling the election. Going Galt is where we should move. Let the leftists and nanny-needers have their way with government. We’re better than that and when the floods rise and the winds blow, we’ll be there in the morning and they won’t be.

  65. Roxy says:

    We’ve been lurkers for 4? years ( Max and I ) This direction is where we ended up yesterday. We are in. Thanks for helping keep us sane! Around our place we talk about you all like you’re our neighbors.

  66. notamobster says:

    That is awesome! I refer to the folks on here as “my friend _________ said this.”

    Most of you, I have never met. I would like to, though.

    I would like to get to know anyone who is willing to offer their friendship. I will keep posting the news, but with much less emphasis on changing the leviathan – and more intent on changing the way we interact with it.

  67. R.D. Walker says:

    …with much less emphasis on changing the leviathan – and more intent on changing the way we interact with it.

    Perfect. We can’t change it. That doesn’t mean we ignore it.

  68. messup says:

    Sorry, the problem starts with a few individual (Thinkers) from We The Elite People of culture of corruption in Washington DC thinking they know better than We The People.

    Here’s proof:
    The republican primaries revealed what was obvious…weak challengers and the “anointed one” Mitt Romney. Results of RNC’s: “We The Elite People of culture of corruption of Washington DC” gerrymandering are on full display for all to see… a failure of a candidate(Romney). America wants to “lead,” not follow. We The People (Tea Party)must analyze and dissect these 2012 results.

    Center-left is a lost philosophy. A Democratic President, far-left as a candidate could get, running against a republican candidate with a record of 20 or so “flip-flops” and running slightly “center-left.” what’s the difference? Go with the one you’ve got!!!!” This was visible from the get-go!!!!

    When will these RNC “Elites” from corrupt Washington DC understand Americans want a leader…not a follower. Obama is a “follower,” he follows Kenesian, fabian socialism’s mantra. This “divide-and-conquer” action plan works for a very secific, limited time, then implodes (as Obama’s second term will will surely implode taking with it the democratic party faithful). History is rife with these examples, begin with France’s Revolution: “Let-them-eat-cake!!!” Watch the EPA and reams of new regulations.

    Tea Party faithful, oust these RNC “mover-and-shakers.” They’re ruining Americas core values, cherished by all Americans, by moving to the “center-left” and relinquishing We The People’s Founding Fathers Principles and hard fought values….remember, ” The God who gave us liberty…Can the liberties of a Nation be thought secure when We have removed their only firm basis, the conviction…these liberties are a gift from God?” Author: Thomas Jefferson.

    Back to basics, Tea Partiers… revamp the RNC and all its platforms. Pray. Amen.

  69. Bman says:

    So, it’s basically still The Real Revo, with a “Hints from Heloise” theme to help others interested live free. I can dig it.

  70. Jim22 says:

    How will the leviathan deal with people who go Galt? By that I mean legally reducing your tax payment however you can. Will they make it illegal to work less? How will they deal with barterers?

    I have visited many other fora today. Many are promoting a similar Galt proposal. “The monster can’t run without money. Don’t feed the beast.”

    http://wilson–blog.blogspot.com/2012/11/so-what-do-we-do-now.html

    I cannot imagine the leviathan ignoring the reduction of tax income. They will react.

  71. R.D. Walker says:

    “So, it’s basically still The Real Revo, with a “Hints from Heloise” theme…”

    And a lot less…

    …concern about inside the beltway, political posturing…

    …worry about this candidate or that candidate…

    …talk about how to win over the left….

    …party politics…

    …or even “I hate Obama” rants.

    We poured thousands and thousands of hours in this thing. We felt like – or at least I felt like – I could make a difference in national politics. What a joke. Thousands of hours to beat Obama and I failed miserably.

    My first reaction to that utter failure was to shut the damned thing down. Jim sensed I was considering that.

    My more reasoned second response was that we should spend less time on things we can’t control and more time on things we can control.

    Plan B is a change of mindset as much as anything. It is captured in this prayer.

    God, grant me the serenity
    To accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    and wisdom to know the difference.

  72. slinger says:

    Jim22, I wonder the same thing. In talking about charity in another thread, I wonder how long it will be tax deductible. After all, isn’t it now the government’s job to choose the causes deserving of funding, and we can’t let those pesky conservatives reduce their taxes by donating to unworthy causes.

  73. DarthJay says:

    RD – sent you an email….

    :)

  74. Tony says:

    I am fine with the new direction,
    still I recommend not completely abandoning the political side.

  75. DarthJay says:

    Got my Romney/Ryan yard sign and bumper sticker in the mail today after almost 2 months.

    ***facepalm***

  76. notamobster says:

    We’ll never abandon the political side, Tony. Just changing the tack.

    R.D. Walker :
    Date: November 8, 2012 · Edit
    “…with much less emphasis on changing the leviathan – and more intent on changing the way we interact with it.”

    Perfect. We can’t change it. That doesn’t mean we ignore it.

  77. R.D. Walker says:

    “Got my Romney/Ryan yard sign and bumper sticker in the mail today after almost 2 months.”

    I am sorry but that just made me bust out laughing! Hell, I am still giggling.

  78. DarthJay says:

    Yeah. I figure I’m gonna hang onto it and add a “Don’t blame me, I voted for…” to it and stick it in my front yard in about a year. :D

  79. BigJimTX says:

    Along with your “Miss me yet?” poster?

  80. THIS!

    This is what we need now. Politics are done, except maybe as a rear guard action to slow things while we stock up.

    Patterico posted this earlier, and it IS coming: http://patterico.com/2012/11/08/the-coming-crash-of-the-government-debt-bubble

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